The bible talks directly about money and how easily wrong priorities about money can lead us astray (1 Timothy 6:10).
Part of the plan that God laid out in the old Testament was called a tithe, which literally means a tenth. The idea was that the first 10% of all of our resources was given to God.
That principle was never contradicted in the New Testament, but in the story of the generous widow (Mark 12:41-44) and in teaching about the Kingdom in Matthew 6:19-34, Jesus sets a much higher standard than even tithing.
We believe we are called to give to God whatever he asks us to give (2 Corinthians 8:7) but never out of a sense of compulsion (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). You will never be pressured to give money at Citywide.
As a church, our finances are overseen by our Treasurer and Finance team who are accountable to our member’s meeting, where our annual budget is also set.